Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Book and a Chat with Patrick Brown

Born in born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and winner of the Morris Medal for best senior history honors thesis Patrick Brown is my guest on today's "A Book and a Chat".

Unfortunately Patrick got held up and did not make it to the show until about halfway through, still it was worth waiting for to hear about his latest book "Industrail Pioneers".

"Industrial Pioneers: Scranton, Pennsylvania and the Transformation of America, 1840-1902" tells of the industrial transformation of the city of Scranton – once a small, backwoods community, Scranton grew in size to a modern-day city with 100,000 residents. Chapters reveal the phases of Scranton’s transformation in chronological order, with close heed paid to how individual residents had to learn how to adapt to the forces of technology and globalization. A timeline, bibliography, and index round out this absorbing true history of a bustling city’s resilient and adaptable residents, and the lessons that can be learned from their lives.

American history has an eerie way of repeating itself.

In 1800's, America needed coal to fuel its economy. Investors from throughout the country began offering farmers in Northeast Pennsylvania huge amounts of money for their land to gain access to coal hundreds of feet below ground.

These days, America needs clean energy to fuel its economy. Investors from around the world have begun offering landowners in Northeast Pennsylvania huge amounts of money for the right to recover the natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, almost a mile below ground.

So sit back and enjoy today’s “A Book and a Chat with Patrick Brown


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